Fashion Design & Product Management Intensive

Design, Plan, Develop, Present: fashion design to final product

One Year Course

1 Oct 2019 - 5 Jun 2020
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enrolment fee € 4.000
tuition fee EU € 22.360
tuition fee non-EU € 24.230

Programme Specification


Discover the key technical skills and theoretical concepts related to two of the most important profiles in the fashion industry: fashion design and product management. The roles of designer and product manager are both carved from a solid base in fashion design: from illustration and design, to prototype, planning and development. These highly sought after professional profiles work irrevocably side by side, in every sector of the industry including womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, accessories, and footwear design etc. Studying on a limited time frame, this intensive course provides participants with a unique opportunity to discover both aspects of the industry, providing key fashion design skills, and a fundamental insight into developing fashion collections for manufacturers, retailers, or individual brands.

From freehand drawing techniques and the basics of clothing manufacture, participants quickly progress onto more technical aspects of fashion design such as fabric analysis, garment structure, and individual creative research to analyse and encourage innovative design and style. Moving through manufacturing and production processes the course introduces additional factors into the design of fashion garments, such as the influences and needs of the market, production costs, range planning and budget management or specific requests from a client brief or brand image. The main notions of market research further support the creation of original ideas, while trend analysis and forecasting skills show how to stay ahead of new movements and influences in fashion.

This dynamic course also focuses on the influence of sustainability and ethical issues in garment design, manufacturing and production; vitally important issues within the industry today, with companies from fast fashion to luxury brands expanding the area of corporate responsibility. Throughout the course participants are encouraged to develop their own individual ‘visual language’, expressing their style through professional presentation methods and via a final portfolio of designs, and development support materials such as ‘tech packs’. With key fashion design and product development skills participants are ready to move forward in the fashion design and luxury industries.


  • Fashion illustration and collection design
  • Cut and construction
  • Fabric knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Trends in the fashion industry
  • Supply chain management
  • Product development
  • Pricing strategy
  • Merchandising and range planning


  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Product manager
  • Studio director
  • Supply chain manager
  • Fashion merchandiser

Combined Programme

One Year Courses+ Master’s Degrees ** · Master’s Courses * · Cycles De Spécialisation **

For students who choose combined programmes, € 5.000 will be deducted from the tuition fee of the master programme with October 2020 intake, on the basis of the didactical offer and prices for 2020-21. This is on the condition that the student pays the enrolment fee no later than:

  • 30 April 2020 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in October 2019;
  • 14 June 2020 for those who enrolled on the intensive course in February 2020.

After these periods no deduction will be applicable on the tuition fee.

For further information please contact the admission office at the Firenze Fashion School


*Access to the combined programmes is subject to the possession of a university degree and to obtaining the one-year course certificate, according to the academic year and after approval by the admissions committee at the end of the one-year course.

** Participants who successfully complete the programmes taught in English in Paris and London will be awarded with a Master’s Degree by Manchester Metropolitan University-UK; Master’s Degrees include a 12-week work placement. Participants obtain 180 credits upon successful completion of the MA course. All candidates should meet specific entry requirements (please check for international equivalents); for further details please do not hesitate to contact the information office at the chosen school.

*** Students who successfully complete the programmes taught in Milano and Firenze will be awarded an Istituto Marangoni certificate.

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